UK police responding to 'incident' at Oxford Circus

2017-11-24 19:25
(Daniel Leal Olivas, AFP)

(Daniel Leal Olivas, AFP)

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London - British police said on Friday they were responding to an "incident" at Oxford Circus in central London and have evacuated the Underground station, in an area thronged with people on a busy shopping day.

"Officers are responding to reports of an incident at Oxford Circus station," British Transport Police said on Twitter. "The station is currently closed, please avoid the area at this time," they said.

Transport for London said: "Oxford Circus Station is closed while we investigate a customer incident".

Oxford Circus station is in the heart of London's shopping district, which is particularly busy because of stores offering Black Friday discounts.

People were seen running from the scene, the BBC reported.

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